While significant progress has occurred in reducing fatalities among passenger vehicle occupants, motorcycle fatalities have been rising steadily since 1997, and currently represent our Nation’s greatest highway traffic safety challenge.
(PRWEB) March 9, 2011
“75% of motorcycle accidents can be avoided,” notes Giuseppe Pino Mileto, inventor of the Motorcycle Warning System (MWS). According the Traffic Safety Center Hurt Study, 75% of motorcycle accidents result when motorists fail to detect motorcycles in traffic. The drivers simply don't see the motorcycle in time to avoid an accident.
Many countries have made numerous attempts to increase motorcycle safety and awareness. The U.K., Australia and the U.S. - just to mention a few - have focused their campaigns on motorists taking more time to look for motorcycles. Campaigns such as Florida Motorcycle Safety Campaign;
Be Nice, Look Twice, Save a Life– Think Biker - Take Longer to Look for Motorcycles (Think UK) – Don’t Ride Us Off – You Didn’t See Me – Safe Drivers Look For Motorcycles – Share The Road – What Do We Have To Do To Get Noticed, and much more. Unfortunately the campaigns did not produce the results we were hoping for.
“While significant progress has occurred in reducing fatalities among passenger vehicle occupants, motorcycle fatalities have been rising steadily since 1997, and currently represent our Nation’s greatest highway traffic safety challenge.” Mary E. Peters, U.S. Secretary of Transportation (U.S. Department of Transportation Action Plan to Reduce Motorcycle Fatalities, 2007).
NHTSA Safety Video by Mary E. Peters, “Ride Safe, Be Smart”
While fewer automobile drivers are injured or killed in motorcycle/automobile accidents, the cost of such accidents is very high. According to the Hurt Study, less than 10% of motorcycle riders carry insurance to cover medical care or property damage. Since most motorcycle accidents involve driver error on the part of automobile drivers, the costs land heavily on those drivers.
To save motorcycle riders and automobile drivers from major injuries/fatalities, Mileto invented the Motorcycle Warning System (MWS), a device to alert motorists of approaching motorcycles, especially motorcycles approaching an intersection, or being in the motorist’s blind spot. Once adopted, this new device could help eliminate thousands of accidents every year. For a video presentation go to; MWS video
For more information on the MWS go to http://www.motorcyclewarningsystem.com